South Dakota Investment Council Lifted Time Warner (TWX) Position; Pioneer Investment Management Has Lifted Splunk (SPLK) Position

April 26, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Pioneer Investment Management Inc increased Splunk Inc (SPLK) stake by 209.87% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pioneer Investment Management Inc acquired 254,464 shares as Splunk Inc (SPLK)’s stock rose 20.59%. The Pioneer Investment Management Inc holds 375,713 shares with $31.12 million value, up from 121,249 last quarter. Splunk Inc now has $14.51 billion valuation. The stock increased 3.19% or $3.11 during the last trading session, reaching $100.75. About 735,863 shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 63.75% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.20% the S&P500.

South Dakota Investment Council increased Time Warner Inc (TWX) stake by 926.84% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. South Dakota Investment Council acquired 346,640 shares as Time Warner Inc (TWX)’s stock rose 1.97%. The South Dakota Investment Council holds 384,040 shares with $35.13 million value, up from 37,400 last quarter. Time Warner Inc now has $73.22 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.48% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $93.89. About 4.38M shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has declined 3.25% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.80% the S&P500.

Among 46 analysts covering Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Splunk Inc had 186 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Mizuho. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 29 report. The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $75.0 target in Friday, November 17 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating by CLSA given on Saturday, August 29. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, March 2. Oppenheimer maintained Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, May 27 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 17.

Since December 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 insider sales for $19.16 million activity. Another trade for 12,969 shares valued at $1.40M was sold by CONTE DAVID F. The insider Merritt Douglas sold 33,734 shares worth $3.33M. SULLIVAN GODFREY sold 8,750 shares worth $711,303. The insider STEIN LEONARD R sold 8,434 shares worth $833,101. 21,084 shares valued at $2.05 million were sold by St. Ledger Susan on Tuesday, April 3. $1.07M worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) was sold by SMITH GRAHAM. The insider Campione Richard sold $598,350.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc decreased Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) stake by 1.36 million shares to 1.68 million valued at $89.82 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Hanover Ins Group Inc (NYSE:THG) stake by 4,928 shares and now owns 290,748 shares. Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.41 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold SPLK shares while 97 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 138.84 million shares or 2.97% less from 143.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Chevy Chase Tru Inc holds 0.01% or 40,562 shares. Vanguard accumulated 11.82M shares or 0.04% of the stock. Comerica Secs Incorporated, a Michigan-based fund reported 4,140 shares. Exane Derivatives invested in 0.25% or 17,324 shares. The United Kingdom-based Aviva Public Limited has invested 0.04% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Moors & Cabot holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 13,034 shares. Pittenger & Anderson owns 0% invested in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 45 shares. Daiwa Securities Grp Inc reported 87,684 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa accumulated 168,628 shares. Brandywine Managers Limited Liability reported 2,600 shares stake. Comerica Commercial Bank has 9,984 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gulf State Bank (Uk) invested 0.04% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc invested in 1.24% or 621,800 shares. Oppenheimer And has 0.01% invested in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 2,863 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership owns 0.4% invested in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 69,917 shares.

South Dakota Investment Council decreased L Brands Inc (LTD) stake by 9,000 shares to 70,901 valued at $4.27M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) stake by 13,300 shares and now owns 5,000 shares. Oshkosh Corp (NYSE:OSK) was reduced too.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.88 million activity. 4,019 shares valued at $390,647 were sold by BARR WILLIAM P on Monday, February 5. On Monday, February 12 the insider WRIGHT DEBORAH C sold $376,219. On Thursday, December 14 OLAFSSON OLAF sold $2.11M worth of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) or 23,450 shares.

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